School Custodian Salary

The average rate for a School Custodian is $12.22 per hour.

$19,342 - $47,500
(Median)
$19K
$29K
$48K
MEDIAN: $29,274
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90%

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$8.86 - $17.51
(Median)
$8
$12
$18
MEDIAN: $12.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$19,342 - $47,500  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $153.19  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$18,650 - $39,954  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 74
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$8.86 - $17.51  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.15  
Overtime
$7.56 - $32.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $153.19  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$18,650 - $39,954  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 179
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Job Description for School Custodian

School custodians perform a number of tasks related to maintaining the cleanliness of their school, including sweeping, mopping, dusting, scrubbing, and vacuuming. They are also in charge of emptying waste baskets and recycling bins, cleaning walls, fixing lights, and cleaning and disinfecting the bathrooms. They should be able to operate a buffer and waxer, as well as operate carpet-cleaning machines. School custodians must secure and lock the building at the end of the day, as well as off the lights in areas after they are cleaned, replace light fixtures, move furniture, and perform other tasks as they are assigned by a supervisor.

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School Custodian Tasks

  • Clean assigned areas including furniture, telephones, fixtures, walls, windows, window sills, blinds and vents.
  • Sweep, mop, and vacuum all area floors, rest rooms and break areas.
  • Clean rest room facilities and replenish supplies.
  • Perform general cleaning, light floor care and special event set ups.
  • Collect and remove trash and recyclables.

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Pay by Experience Level for School Custodian

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects School Custodian Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$26,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 44 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
medical benefits
Vision: 42%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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